I’m grateful to be alive and breathing another year! There are so many people around the world who can’t say that.
December 2016 was very challenging. I became physically, emotionally, and mentally tired. The constant running around from this meeting; that rehearsal; this event; takes a toll on the body. It’s amazing that I will reach a new age in August. In order to get there, I got to get back to a familiar and consistent routine.
If I’m able to get this back (which I know I am), I know I have to push myself. I’m ready for the next order to go to one of my favorite sites: QVC.
Around the holidays, there’s plenty of food and drink (starting in November). The key is being selective about healthier options. I see a new me in 2017 and I look forward to it!
Kelly Price – It’s My Time
I’ve been inspired by listening to T.D. Jakes and his two-part sermon this past week!
Your Opposition Is Your Opportunity – Part 1: http://youtu.be/6bfelrUdl8w
Your Opposition Is Your Opportunity – Part 2: http://youtu.be/yF892Ma72y8
I still deal with the challenges of fast food and getting in a consistent routine of healthier eating. During this time, I still try to eat healthy and incorporate walking (exercise) into my routine
I had opposition try to take control of my journey. The best thing to do is continue to stay positive. I was laid off from work as of July 21, 2014. The desire to reposition myself is becoming so evident in my dreams while looking for employment. In addition, I had a neighbor whose kids kept running around in the apartment above us. It was a complete noise disruption for over a month! I wrote letters to property management and the issue wasn’t addressed. Unfortunately, I ended up reporting it to the police. I now as of Saturday morning (8/2) have peace. I can actually meditate in silence.
I made a decision to change my way of thinking and continue to ask God for wisdom and understanding to get through this journey. I’ve submitted applications; changing eating habits; incorporating more exercise in my day while hitting the ‘virtual pavement’; continuing to pray and move forward in faith.
It’s interesting to know that today’s readings focused on how God answers prayers. The Psalm response is “The hand of the Lord feeds us. He answers all our needs.” (Psalm 145:8-9, 15-6, 17-18). The Gospel reflected on Jesus feeding over 5,000 people, not including women and children. The disciples were quick to send everyone home to get food for themselves. How many times that we as human beings are quick to give up, not realizing or having the faith to ‘stay the course’ and complete the task? We may miss out on the benefits when ‘doing our best’ then God taking care of the rest!
I wear shades and move forward in faith!
Kelly Price – It’s My Time: http://youtu.be/kmBQOfKep3U
You really humble yourself during challenging times. If you haven’t kept up with the news, the U.S. Federal Government is in the midst of a shutdown due to the country’s budget. I could say more about it in this blog, but I would be off track. Over 800,000 federal government employees are not working. With me being a contractor, that’s a different story. I don’t have the same privileges as a regular, full-time employee. It’s not easy just to sit at home every day. I’m making myself productive by doing household chores; walking outside (if weather permits). I stare at my ball and dumbbells which I know need to get a workout in with me. Today is the day!
It’s very easy to just eat anything that’s readily available. I have to make more changes, even if I’m not working at a place of employment right now. Makes you reflect on the fact that you HAVE a job already and some people out there are still looking for one!
It’s been raining in my area and we’re near the date of our economical ‘debt ceiling’: The U.S. must pay its bills or suffer the consequences. We hope and pray that there’s a decision made to end this government shutdown and put people back to work. Not everyone has an extensive source of finances to support himself or herself. In the meantime, I’ll take advantage and get moving! The music has nothing to do with the blog post title, just so you know (LOL).
It’s amazing that we’re 48 hours away from the year 2013! This blog post may be short because I’m anxious to watch a certain football game (LOL).
December 29, 2011, I began a change in my routine with incorporating exercise through Zumba, by purchasing a kit to use at home. I was using a supplement in addition to changing my eating habits. I weighed in at 197lbs; my last weigh-in was 183lbs. Honestly, I still have ways to go. I refuse to be overweight anymore! Effective, I’m in a 21-day challenge with my cousin. It CAN and WILL be done!
In addition, I got on a fitness challenge with a trainer for a 30-day meal plan and workout. I learned some things from him and about my body. It was highly encouraged to eat all meals before 6pm. I also need to invest in unfiltered apple cider vinegar – Bragg’s to be exact. As far as my body, I need to be more consistent with my workouts. I need to schedule a couple of medical appointments, so I need to take care of my cravings for certain foods by 12 midnight on January 1, 2013.
Here’s to all of you who continue to follow my blog and I do appreciate if you read and comment on my posts. With God’s help, I look forward to great things to occur in 2013!
After enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with the family back home, it was purely evident that I needed to get back on track. You know the holiday is centered around food, family, and fellowship. I did hear of several organizations and/or individuals who donated time and resources to ensure someone else enjoyed Thanksgiving. There were others who now miss a loved one due to an illness or natural causes. God had a better plan. We pray for those who are having a difficult time during the holiday season. We’re grateful to see another day so that’s a start!
I had my share of food staying with my brother & sister-in-law. I truly enjoyed their hospitality. I did receive compliments from my Dad and my Aunt (his sister) about losing weight. Trust me, I haven’t given up on my goals.
Today, I’m forcing myself to go to the community fitness center and get on the treadmill while work on the exercises that my trainer suggested. Right now, I’m pushing myself to do more and better in my workouts and watching what I eat. I’m also working on other areas in my life. I will not allow negative experiences to deter me from what’s been ordered. I may not be at the destination just yet, but the journey is a testimony that I’m still here, and God wants me to get it right for him.
Now for some lively music to get your cardio going. Until next time…..
This past week, I spent time preparing for an enjoyable vacation—one that I could ACTUALLY enjoy. Not looking over my shoulder; not worrying about things going on in the real world. God will give me the tools and he will help me fight my battles. In the meantime, I’ll reflect on my recent trip to celebrate my 25th Anniversary of graduating from high school in 1987!
We all traveled to New Orleans, “The Big Easy”. Did I even try to find a fitness center? NOPE!!! I didn’t completely behave. I did eat seafood but I splurged on a couple of things (LOL). There were plenty of opportunities to walk around Bourbon Street, outside of our hotel, and the Riverwalk. We had to stay hydrated with water due to the heat. I left home which had two days of an excessive heat advisory; temperatures in the 90s with a heat index between 105-110 degrees. It’s still hot, and it’s important to stay hydrated with water. Most of my activities were done indoors (LOL).
I haven’t seen most of my classmates since the 10-year reunion in 1997. We’ve all had experiences in our life that’s affected us in several ways. It’s a blessing that we were able to come together as a class. Most of us still live in the home state and some of us live in different parts of the country. Some of us are entrepreneurs; parents of school graduates (college, high school, middle school, and kindergarten); grandparents; served in the military; members of fraternal, civic, professional, and social organizations; active in ministry; survivors of diseases and disorders that consistently serve as an example of a “BUT GOD” moment; continued our education after high school and are doing things to help the community. As it has been said, LIFE is a school of hard knocks.
The entire weekend was a memorable moment in time. There was a consensus that we need to meet not only every five years to celebrate our high school graduation, but each year to continue the spirit of fellowship and see more of our classmates. There’s an annual Alumni Day Picnic that I haven’t been able to attend yet and it’s been in existence for four years now. I would love to go!
For a class that graduated from the best high school in the world 25 years ago, we STILL LOOK GOOD (LOL). This particular blog post is in honor of the Class of 1987 and dedicated to 11 of our classmates who see us from heaven above. Blessings!